27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts in 2012
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity,”
A statement made centuries ago by Charles Dickens that’s true today as well. We do live in an age of worry, but we also live in an age of wonder - how you face it is up to you. This has been such a great year for science and for human achievement; we do live in wondrous times, and sometimes we fail to realize it. Please click out to review all 27 items on the list, some you probably missed, and most were not thought possible just a few short years ago.
ReCell by Avita Medical is a medical breakthrough for severe-burn victims. The technology uses a postage stamp-size piece of skin from the patient, leaving the donor site with what looks like a rug burn. Then the sample is mixed with an enzyme harvested from pigs and sprayed back onto the burn site. Each tiny graft expands, covering a space up to the size of a book page within a week. Since the donor skin comes from the patient, the risk of rejection is minimal.